Whanganui mayor Hamish McDouall has confirmed he will run for a second term as Whanganui's mayor.

McDouall won the mayoralty in the 2016 election after spending two terms as a councillor, one of which he served as deputy mayor to then mayor Annette Main.

McDouall said it's the task of facing a different challenge every day that draws him to the role and he hoped to deliver further progress to the projects started in his inaugural term.

"Sometimes there's a business deal that we're trying to do, there's an iwi settlement going through Parliament, then there's meetings about kerbside recycling

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